Welcome to MP3 Cue Fuse
With Mp3 Cue Fuse (see also here on sourceforge), you can mount your mp3 files with cuesheets (e.g. created with EAC) as a fuse file system. This is especially interesting for working with cuesheets/mp3 files on OSX. You're able to see your large album files as tracks. A nice feature of it is, that you can import these tracks in iTunes (better not to copy them to the library). iTunes will see and play your music as individual tracks. Better: it will analyse your tracks and provide gapless playback.
Installation on OSX
Step 1 - Make sure OSX Fuse is installed
Also make sure you install the 'MacFuse' compatibility layer! See The OSXFuse site
Step 2 - Download Mp3CueFuse DMG and open it
After you opened it, drag MP3CueFuse to your Applications folder.
Step 3 - Close the dmg again
Step 4 - Start the application
It will run a simple setup procedure, with which you can configure you Mp3CueFuse source directory. With this source directory, the mountpoint ~/CueMusicTracks is setup. Let's have a look. Step one just tells you what's going to happen.
Step two, let's you select your source directory. The directory where your cuesheet driven music collection is:
The last step tells you that the tracks in source directory can be found in your home directory:
Step 5 - Look at the newly created mountpoint.
Let's have a look at what just happened. You now have read only music tracks. You can't edit them; edit the original files instead if you want to change anything. So this is what we saw before starting the application:
And now, we can browse to a "directory" with tracks. This is what you see after running Mp3CueFuse. See the mountpoint (CueMusicTracks)?
Let's see how the tracks look. Note these tracks have album art in it, because we added album art with EasyTag to the original mp3 files in the Music/CueMuziek directory.
This is the result after importing them into iTunes. Note. I prevent iTunes from putting the tracks in the local iTunes library.
Well, that's all there's to it. Note. This software is beta quality. So, you can expect problems. If so, please post an issue. (large) logs can be found in /tmp/mp3cue.log.